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James B. Jones
Tennessee Historical Commission
I currently edit http://tennessee.civilwarsourcebook.com, an effort that took me 11 years to bring to fruition. I provides clients with a wealth of information regarding the Civil War in Memphis. I am currently working on a project dealing with a struggle between the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and a public subscription effort to produce a competitive railroad, the Midland in 1887. It is many faceted study encompassing race, politics, the power of monopoly, and the then novel use of editorial cartoons to sway the use of the franchise. It was an epidsode in the search for order. I assist the editor of the Courier, the newsletter of the Tennessee Historical Commission.
|List Affiliations:||Reviewer for H-Buddhism
Reviewer for H-CivWar
Reviewer for H-Diplo
Reviewer for H-SHGAPE
Reviewer for H-South
|Interests:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Business History / Studies
Demographic History / Studies
Labor History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Urban History / Studies
BA,MA, University of Mississippi, 71, 78, History
DA, Middle Tennessee State University, History and Historic Preservation, 1983.
I have published over 60 articles on Tennessee history, contributed to two enclyopedias of state and regional history, (Upper Cumberland and Tennessee). My interests range from the development of drug use and abuse in Tennessee, to African American political activity in Knoxville, the editorial cartoons of James P. Alley, differing facets of nineteenth-century labor history, the history of volunteer firefighting in antebellum Memphis and Nashville, and a host of other topics. My work with the online site regarding the Civil War in the Volunteer State is groundbreaking and egalitarian in its availability. I have attended and presented at nearly all Tennessee Conferences of Historians on topics ranging from the Civil War to the role of the State Historic Preservation Office in state historical study, a study of historical markers, to Reconstruction studies, to mention a few. Most recently I presented a multi-media presentation dealing with Nashville political history and competing railroad projects. I shall be happy to furnish you with a more detailed description in a vita or resume should you wish.